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Date(s) - 24/09/2020 - 25/09/2020
12:50 pm - 12:30 pm


The InsSciDE project has undertaken the mission of assembling a panoramic account of Covid-19 response efforts through testimonies and analyses from actors across sectors of society. The webinar series, ’Actors’ perspectives: Science diplomacy and the cross-sectoral impacts of Covid-19’, consists of four panels hosted 24-25 September 2020, and will deliver insight into how individuals and institutions belonging to communities of research, business, government or diplomacy took action against the pandemic in unison, isolation or opposition from each other.

Each panel will build conversations around a distinct aspect of the pandemic in relation to science diplomacy. The first panel will provide an analytical overview of the state and understanding of science diplomacy today from leading experts of the field. The second panel will consider the role of businesses in meeting supply and demand of a public health crisis. The third panel convenes members of the research community behind influential initiatives who will share their stories of achieving (international) impact and managing cross-border collaborations. And finally, the fourth panel will provide a platform for global health experts in different world regions to impart their observations, advice and expectations of health diplomacy as a tool in a pandemic.

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Thursday 24 September 2020

Introduction 12.50 | Opening address by Maria Christina Russo, Director for International Cooperation for Research and Innovation at the European Commission.

Panel 113-14.30 | Forum on Science Diplomacy

Panel 215-16.30 | Economic diplomacy meets science-techno diplomacy: Health, pharmacology and international business

Friday 25 September 2020

Panel 39-10.30 | Researchers and research institutes: Shaping and informing global action through diplomacy

Panel 411-12.30 | Institutional and territorial scales interlocking in health diplomacy

Support for the event comes from The Hague Journal of Diplomacy and UNESCO, with the former leading the organization of the first panel.

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Actors’ perspectives: Science diplomacy and the cross-sectoral impacts of Covid-19